Outdoor Banner Stands – Display in the Great Outdoors
Outdoor banner stands and marketing display banners for external use. If you use banner stands for exhibition advertising then it is more than likely that you will exhibit indoors, possibly in a large exhibition hall or similar, all the while protected from the weather with little need for more than a standard banner stand display. But what if you are given the opportunity to exhibit in an area that doesn’t have the protection from the elements that your usual exhibition space affords you? An outdoor or exposed exhibition requires a completely different type of stand.
If you attempt to use a standard banner stand or pop up outdoors then you may soon find your display crumpled and torn as these stands are not designed to withstand even the slightest breeze or rain shower. The solution for an outdoor exhibition is of course, an outdoor exhibition stands.
There are a few major differences between an indoor exhibition stand and an outdoor exhibition stand. Because of the lightweight nature of a normal banner stand, even a slight breeze may knock the stand over which can prove costly if the stand has to be replaced and dangerous if there are members of the public near by. The solution to this is to have an outdoor banner stand with a weighted base.
The banner graphic acts like a sail and will easily catch a breeze so the base must be heavy enough to withstand all but extremely strong winds. Usually the base of an outdoor banner stand is hollow enabling it to be filled with water or sand that will keep it stable and able to withstand windy conditions safely.
Another element that may affect an outdoor exhibition is wet weather. A standard exhibition stand that is made from laminated banner material is not waterproof, merely water resistant. With exposure to wet weather the graphic will become damaged as water seeps underneath the laminate. The only reliable alternative is vinyl banner material which is completely waterproof. The print on a vinyl banner graphic is also UV resistant as it requires a solvent printer.
External Event Banner Stand System
These printers are specifically designed for outdoor printing ensuring the print will withstand most weather conditions.
There are a number of different styles of outdoor banner stands which all do a very similar job. The main difference is the aesthetics of the stand base and frame. It is mostly to do with personal preference as to which stand you choose because the banner graphic will be the same quality for each stand and should only vary slightly in size. An important factor to consider is the quality of the stand’s construction.
Cheaper stands may not stand up to the additional wear and tear that exhibiting outdoors will cause so it may be worth investing a little bit more in a stand that will withstand the rigours of an outdoor exhibition if you intend to use it more than a handful of times.
In summary, an outdoor exhibition is a great way to promote your business, especially if it revolves around outdoor products and services, but ensure that the stands you have are suitable for the environment you are in. Be aware of the practical applications of your equipment by buying the right stand for the job.
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